WV Laborers Training Center

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WV Laborers’ Training Center

307 Tracewell Rd
Mineral Wells, WV 26150

Apprenticeship Administrator: Eric King


(304) 489-9665


WV Laborers Training Center

The West Virginia Laborers’ Training Trust Fund is a nonprofit, jointly-administered, labor-management trust fund. Over the last 20 years we have implemented programs to train our members with a variety of technical skills.
We are located on 130-acres in Mineral Wells, West Virginia. We are equipped with an administration/classroom building, dormitory with dining facilities, a one acre mock hazardous waste site, and a newly constructed 8,750 sq. foot training bay allowing continued year round classroom instruction and hands-on training.
Unlike most other construction trade apprenticeship programs, the Construction Craft Laborers’ (CCL) program is designed to provide apprentices with 160 hours of training before they ever set foot on a job site. To become eligible for employment and on the job training, the apprentice must complete the program’s initial classroom and hands-on training session. It is during this initial session that the apprentice receives training in basic construction skills, safety awareness, and work ethics.
Since safety and production go hand in hand in today’s construction industry, the West Virginia Laborers’ JATC believes this unique approach provides a distinct advantage for both the apprentice and the union contractor.
Classroom and Hands-On Training
The skill requirements of the Construction Craft Laborers have changed tremendously over the past few decades and safety has become a number one priority instead of just an afterthought. Today’s construction industry requires Construction Craft Laborers to use tools, equipment and techniques that demand specialized training and continual safety awareness. To meet these demands, the Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program requires a total of 400 hours of classroom and hands-on training.
How to Apply
Applications are taken at all Workforce WV offices during the week. TABE Tests are administered every third Friday of the month.
Screening and Selection
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be interviewed by the JATC. Following the guidelines outlined in the program standards, the JATC will evaluate each eligible applicant based on various factors including, but not limited to, educational background, work experience and test results. Applicants are ranked based on the evaluation results and a predetermined number of the highest ranked applicants are then selected to participate in the program.
For more information on eligibility requirements click here.

The Recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30.